Since its London and Broadway stage debut, playwright Willy Russell's Shirley Valentine has proven an excellent showcase for any number of talented actresses (Loretta Swit won the 1989 Sarah Siddons Award for her work in the Chicago production). In the film version of Shirley Valentine, Pauline Collins re-creates the role that had previously ...Read MoreSince its London and Broadway stage debut, playwright Willy Russell's Shirley Valentine has proven an excellent showcase for any number of talented actresses (Loretta Swit won the 1989 Sarah Siddons Award for her work in the Chicago production). In the film version of Shirley Valentine, Pauline Collins re-creates the role that had previously brought her theatrical fame and a Tony Award. Spending the bulk of the film speaking directly to the audience, the titular Shirley (Collins), a middle-aged Liverpool housewife, reveals her innermost thoughts and fears in a manner that is both insouciant and poignant. Once an incorrigible anti-establishment rebel, Shirley now chafes under the plodding insensitivity of her husband, Joe (Bernard Hill). Her life enters a new and exciting phase when, after her best friend, Jane (Alison Steadman), wins an all-expenses-paid vacation to Greece, Shirley is given the opportunity to travel to faraway places without her husband. Shirley Valentine represents the second felicitous collaboration between playwright Willy Russell and director Lewis Gilbert; the first was Educating Rita (1983). Hal Erickson, RoviRead Less
Pauline Collins, Tom Conti, Julia McKenzie, Alison Steadman, Joanna Lumley. Fair. 1989 Run time: 108. Ex-Library DVD. Front of DVD has library call number and the library initials. Artwork may include library stickers and markings. DVD has considerable wear but still plays like new. 100% money back guarantee. Ships quickly. Thanks for looking!
Tracie Bennett, Anna Keaveney, George Costigan, Bernard Hill, Sylvia Syms, Joanna Lumley, Alison Steadman, Julia McKenzie,... Good. 1989 Run time: 108. Connecting viewers with great movies since 1972. All used discs are inspected and guaranteed. Used discs may not include digital content. Customer service is our top priority!
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